There is a very frequent misconception of the true meaning of heroism, and one can only pity the misguided youth whose death is reported this week from Berlin and who took his own life as a consequence of desiring to star as the hero of a tragedy.The young man was a baker’s apprentice, but before shooting himself with a revolver, he left a letter stating that, having read more than 100 sensational novels, he was determined to make himself the hero of a tragedy. One may have a little pity for any youth who has read 100 sensational novels, and even many sensible men might feel inclined to do the same if they could imagine themselves capable of reading so many volumes of trash.It is a poor kind of tragedy, the hero of which flies from the active duties of life and seeks refuge in the dark caves of suicide.
Recently as my family arrived for an early Christmas celebration, they brought in my mail. Since things were a bit hectic, I laid it aside for later and I’m so glad I did. Although I noticed the Social Security Administration return address, I still laid it aside.Later I opened it and found an increase of more than $100. For about 10 seconds, I was ecstatic — the first increase in approximately four years. However, I then found that my Medicare payment had gone up the exact same amount as my Social Security payment. Therefore, I still have no more available “cash” than I did in 2014. I just wish that the millionaires who make these decisions could live for a few decades on the edge of wondering what they would do if they needed a new furnace, or if they couldn’t afford to pay car insurance. They need to see what most of the country just calls “daily living.” We really need to “drain the swamp” that has accumulated from the early part of January this year in our nation’s White House — it’s turning the national reputation within our own country and with our allies into a dirty gray color. It’s so sad.Pat BruschettiCanajoharieMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Feds: Painting stolen by Nazis and found at Arkell Museum returned to familyEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationTroopers: Colonie man dies in Montgomery County Thruway crash Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
Captain Ashley Williams has revealed he suffered a punctured lung which then collapsed during Walesâ€™ goalless draw with Mexico on Tuesday. Williams, 33, also suffered â€œmultiple breaksâ€ on two ribs after colliding with Javier Hernandez and was substituted after just 20 minutes. It was the Everton defenderâ€™s first match in almost three months.â€œLook forward to flying home and resting up now before the new season,â€ Williams wrote on Facebook.â€œHowever after coming off after 20 minutes with multiple breaks on two ribs, I went to hospital and found out I had punctured my left lung which led to it collapsing.â€Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Related Articles GLMS report flags 178 suspicious betting alerts in Europe July 9, 2020 Share GLMS monitors North American integrity with Montreal Hub June 23, 2020 Share Submit Sporting Solutions unveiled as GLMS Associate Member June 2, 2020 StumbleUpon Speaking at the Conference of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) in Cleveland this week, GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi highlighted that regulated sports betting can lead to a ‘turning point’ for the evolution of US Gaming.Playing a key part in a high level discussion on the climate for US Sports Betting post given that PASPA has been repealed, Calvi emphasised the GLMS’ full support for regulated, responsible and sustainable betting market environments since prohibition has often only favoured the proliferation of black markets, criminal orgs and, as a result, sport competition manipulations.He went onto outline threats and opportunities for the Lotteries in connection to the world of sport and the need to effectively join the legalisation process and play a key role in the definition of sustainable regulatory frameworks. He also mapped out that the repealing of PASPA has provided a great opportunity for US Gaming to innovate itself and engage young adults and millennials effectively through, digital social engagement and entertainment.Sports Integrity has been a key debated topic in the US media and Ludovico presented GLMS and its mission to the audience, pointing out the need for a clear and sustainable US sports integrity policy and urged for cooperation among all private and public stakeholders.The GLMS programme is a lottery industry mutualised monitoring system on sports betting aimed at detecting and analysing suspicious betting activities that could question the integrity of sports competitions.The firm recently partnered with Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) after it became the first lottery betting supplier to join the GLMS programme.Pat McHugh, Senior VP Global Lottery Systems for Scientific Games, commented on the GLMS operation: “We are very impressed by the strong growth of the GLMS over the past year, and we are honoured to support its good efforts now as an Associate Member. The work of GLMS both in the field of monitoring of betting patterns and in establishing a culture of integrity is outstanding. Scientific Games is fully aligned with this important global effort to safeguard the integrity of sports betting for lotteries.”
However, Sarri said Chelsea’s offer was on the table and now the ball lay in Hazard’s court.Hazard, who joined Chelsea for £32 million from Ligue 1 outfit Lille in 2012, has spoken often about the dilemma he faces in re-signing for the Blues or taking his chances at Real.“The club is available to sign a new contract immediately, but it’s up to him if he wants to renew or not,” said Sarri.“I want Eden here, of course, but I want him here if he wants to stay here.”The risk Chelsea run is if no contract extension is agreed by next summer, Hazard may be sold or else the club would risk losing him for nothing at the end of the 2019-20 season.“I know very well that there are discussions between the club and the manager of Eden every week, I think, so if there is something new, the club will call me immediately.”Spanish international Cesar Azpilicueta, one of the longest-serving players at Chelsea, signed a new four-year contract on Tuesday.But apart from Hazard, Sarri also risks losing veterans David Luiz and Cesc Fabregas.Their contracts are up at the end of the campaign and they are locked in a standoff over the length of the new deals being offered.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea are hoping Belgian star Eden Hazard will sign an extension to his present contract © AFP / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 5 – Belgian playmaker Eden Hazard must make up his mind whether he wishes to commit to Chelsea and extend his contract worth a rumoured £350,000 (Sh45.9mn) a week, the club’s manager Maurizio Sarri said.The 27-year-old — whose present deal runs till June 2020 — was linked with a move to Real Madrid after a stunning World Cup in which he inspired Belgium to their best ever finish of third.